Halloween is not usually something I decorate for -- one or two of my kids are big into it, and a sister claims it's her favorite time for decorating, but it's never grabbed me. (I was never very clever at the costumes as a kid, either.) Maybe I saw The Birds and Rosemary's Baby at too early an age (Mia Farrow was married to Frank Sinatra at the time and that was pretty scary to me, too -- he was so old), or never quite recovered from my sleepless week after seeing The Exorcist. Those movies are probably laughable to kids now, and I can't imagine what they'd think of Dracula and Frankenstein, or anything that Vincent Price starred in. Oh, when I saw that tombstone -- at Target, of all places -- I had to have it! I keep moving it around the
yarn yard*. It may show up in another photo shoot someday. ; )
I had goodies in the mail today, too. I had a little credit coming, so only had to shell out about $10 for those two books! I have picked up Knitting Nature every single time I've seen it in a shop, I sigh when it appears on my computer screen -- it had to be mine. I love it. I first saw Knit2Together at a book store the day I was in Eau Claire to see Stephanie and was completely taken with it. It didn't seem right to buy it then, though, I kind of felt a little like I'd be cheating. ; ) Totally love it, too!
As you can see, Shirl is off the needles completely -- and all the ends are woven in. It is really a very nice shawl just as it is, but there's a little work ahead to make it a shrug.
*Honestly, how many times do you do that? The funniest thing, though, is the number of times I've actually done a double-take to read a sign in someone's yard on a Saturday morning -- how many times, really, have you actually seen a "Yarn Sale" in someone's garage? Obviously, wishful thinking is at work on my brain!